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the crowd in detroit, michigan, singing "respect." the president looking for some of that today as the jobs debate kicking off in earnest there. president obama set to deliver live remarks at a labor day event in detroit minutes from now. he will be laying the ground work for his major address to a joint session of congress thursday night when the president reaches the podium there. we will bring you those remarks live. we expect him to begin speaking in about 15 minutes. >> i'm craig melvin. we are keeping our eye on the weather situation in the gulf. again, just minutes away from president obama's speech in the motor city. he is headed to detroit, michigan. we are expecting the president to celebrate the american workforce while actually talking about the u.s. economy. all of this just days before that major speech on jobs and the economy. nbc's kristen welker joinings us live from the white house this afternoon. kristen? >> reporter: hi there, craig. that's right we expect the president to speak momentarily. white house officials tell me he'll be talking about the importance
, but threatening from above, at michigan stadium, torrential rain and lightning sent 110,000 fans scrambling for cover. twice. >> we are suspended here. >> reporter: cutting short the michigan-western michigan game with about a minute and a half left in the third quarter. both teams agreed it was too dangerous to go on, handing michigan the win. >> we're worried about the kids, you know? you go out there and you play yoyo heart out and then you're back in for another half hour and you get five-minute warmup and then all of a sudden the lightning strike comes again and then you come back in -- it didn't look like this was going to get any better. >> reporter: it didn't. not in michigan or iowa city, where, for the first time ever, lightning and rain delayed iowa's home opener against tennessee tech. another historic first? at notre dame, three hours of storm delays, two evacuations of the 80,000-seat stadium. >> and they announced an evacuation of the stadium just as the teams headed to the locker room at halftime. >> reporter: ironically, moments earlier, the parents of declan sullivan were
pioneers in the area. they first came here in the 1830s in michigan. that my dad's family, you know they all went -- worked for factories and all that. they have all been great influences on me and feel very fortunate to have been. >> how often do you get back to flint? >> i am there every month. i live north of flint in northern michigan so my dad still lives down there. i am down there once or twice a month, spend a number of days there. he still drives and goes to mass mass every day, ghosted gym. clearly i did not obey him. but, no, i visit flint quite a bit and of course all of my friends are still there. >> a politically active family? >> i wouldn't say politically active? one of the first things i remember is my parents debating kennedy and nixon and my mom was for nixon and my dad was for kennedy. i can remember them out in the garage amid the boxes or whatever having this political debate in my dad being appalled because we are catholic and he would be our first catholic president. my mom's family, her dad was the head of the republican party in the area in the early part o
a globe in michigan, this is dearborn. and this is southfield. dearborn and southfield are suburbs of detroit. dearborn has the largest concentration of arabs outside the middle east. and southfield has a significant concentration of jewish people. and now that we're at war with each other, relations between the two communities at times reflect the tensions of the middle east. some of these tensions are covered in the local newspapers. >> last year we had an editorial that was published. it was published right on super bowl day in detroit. >> we are a right of center conservative page. >> and the editorial is on sunday, he says that -- that palestinians have lust for jewish blood. >> it was very critical of palestinians, but that's not the problem of being critical. it was dehumannizing them. >> and describing palestinians as terrorists. >> same thing, they have a unique nature against self-interest >> and they're waiting for a moment, for the right moment to kill the jew. what type of a statement is this made by an editorial. what are you trying to say to the jewish community in h
the will be focusing on jobs. morrow he'll be heading to detroit, michigan where he'll to t rolling out his plan put more people back to work. ursday night the president a address the nation at joint session of congress on b creation and on friday he'll travel to richmond to promote his program. this comes on the heels of last week's disappointing jobs no rt for august in which net jobs were created. 11:00, an elderlyly uple is dead after a car accident in fairfax county. his happened a little before 00 this afternoon on route henry drive.rick couple was urch 50 in eastbound on sentra when they a car going westbound when they were trying to make a left-hand turn. have es of the couple not been released. a police officer is recovering a man was run over by 2:00 ssas park around this morning on cartwright court. e officer was checking out a rishes car and when he onfronted the driver, robert washington, that driver tried away. nicolas garver saw what happened much >> i saw the car run him over and stop. i instantly came down here and came to the aid off the officer and held er officer flag nd u
at the same time, one in detroit, michigan, one in fort worth, texas, commuting back and forth. this in the '30s. 25,000 members between the two churches. after world war ii he gets involved in anti-communism, and he realizes that, hey, roman catholics and he are on the same page, and this man who was against the catholics in the '20s has an audience with pope pius xii in 1947. so's he was an interesting pragmatist. one little footnote, and then i'll take questions if you have them, something i didn't hit. in the 1940s one of norris' young students -- and he was always having young people come along. he was a charismatic kind of individual, and they sort of wanted to be like him and learn from him, and he had a reputation for not taking anything from anybody and so forth. was a young man by the name of john bear. that's -- birch. that's a name that you may know. john birch became a missionary sent out by norris' church to china. while he was in china, late '30s, early '40s, of course, that's when the war was heating up. john birch got involved with military operations and becam
the economy's slow growth. the unemployment rate in michigan is over the national average and things look much worse in the detroit metro area. unemployment there is nearing 16%. kristen welker is live for us at the white house. kristen, the president right now on board air force one and is touching down soon. what can we expect to hear from him? >> white house officials say the president will talk about the importance of creating a strong middle class to this economic recovery. he'll also likely challenge democrats and republicans to get behind that big jobs plan that you just mentioned that he's going to roll out on thursday. we don't know specifically what's going to be in the plan, i can tell you a couple of things that have been under consideration including extending payroll tax breaks as well as investing in infrastructure, green energy projects and also providing tax breaks for companies who hire new employees. now the community today that will be listening to the president speak thousands of union workers will of course be listening very closely to his words today and again on thursda
new. here in michigan, obviously, it's been very hard hit in large part because of the auto industry. the white house, clearly, picked the gm headquarters to talk a little bit about the auto bailouts which they believe saved thousands of jobs. and the unemployment rate in this state has dropped. two summers ago it was over 14%. now it's 10.9%. but, obviously, still far worse than the national average, still very dangerous politically for a president who's facing re-election. i should note as well that some of the union officials, the labor crowd, the president also trying to rev up his political operation heading into 2012. the teamster president, jimmy hoffa jr., was speaking a couple moments ago and saying we'll remember in november who's with the working people. he was chiding republicans, specifically named the tea party, and then his language got a lot stronger, and pardon my language as i repeat it. he said of the tea party and republicans, quote, let's take these sons of bitches out. it got some cheers here from the crowd in detroit. megyn: i just want to make sure we understa
talking about how to get americans back to work. this morning, he'll head to detroit, michigan, where the unemployment rate is a staggering 14.1%. 5% above the national average. >> we need to put our differences aside and do the right thing for our economy. >> the trip comes on the heels of the weakest job report in almost a year. and just as the election season kicks into full swing. >> we have zero confidence, zero faith in a president. >> in new hampshire last night, former massachusetts governor mitt romney tried to convince a tea party crowd he can fix the economy. >> we had last month, zero job creation. a shutout is ok in baseball. not good when you're talking about jobs. >> romney will unveil his jobs proposal in nevada on tuesday but he's not the only one with a plan. president obama will unveil his on thursday while other g.o.p. hopefuls are also working on their ideas. >> it is the principles i adopt are permanent fixes rather than temporary gimmicks that we've t >> minnesota congressman is proposing reducing the corporate to 20%. >> jon huntsman is calling for sweeping job
obama will spend his labor day in michigan a state hard hit by employment. in his annual address, the president is expected to preview his jobs plan to union workers and their families in detroit. he'll unveil his entire plan in a speech on thursday night. the administration says it will lay out a series of steps that congress could act upon, including transportation and infrastructure initiatives. initiatives to help homeowners and tax breaks to support new hires. >> if you are not hiring, you're unpatriotic according to the international brotherhood of teamers james hoffa. on the state of the union, hoffa called apple, general electric and pfizer unpatriotic for opening factories and stores overseas instead of investing in employment right here in the united states. he said, big companies have a responsibility to get americans back to work and if they aren't doing that, president obama should call them out. >> i think the president should challenge the patriotism of these american corporations that are sitting on the sidelines saying why do we have high unemployment but i'm not
to detroit, michigan. he'll address the congress about job creation and travelling to richmond to discuss the program. this comes on the heals of last weeks disappointing jobs report. wir told no net jobs were created. >> president barak obama is spending the weekend at camp david working on his speech. >> it doesn't help when those folks turn around and risk losing hundreds of thousands of jobs. >> unemployment is left lodged at 9.1%. >> the president will come forward with specific proposals that by a measure would add to growth and job creation in the short term. >> the plan is based on tax relief, including tax credits for company who's hire new workers. tarring estimated assistance for long term unemployed. those out of a job six months or longer. >> it won't make the percentage higher. >> they want to try to help company that's create jobs. >> you have a lot of people going for the same job. they probably need about two people to fill in a job. >> it's been difficult. >> so many will be listening to the president on thursday. >> looking at the day ahead, the corruption trial against
will support this democratic president or will we see in places like michigan what we saw in the reagan days, blue collar reagan democrats helping the republicans? >> i think it's going to be different this time because of the attack on the -- on labor by the tea party. we had 100,000 people at a rally in madison, wisconsin. we had 50,000 people in ohio. we collected a million signatures in ohio. people realize what's going on, that they might have voted republican a small group of organized labor. but i think people are aware now that this group is coming after them. when they start talking about, you know, getting rid of social security, medicare, medicaid, rolling back collective bargaining in major states, i think this is -- this has been the wake-up call an maybe labor needs. and some of those people that voted republican are now going to say, what a mistake i made because i didn't know they were going to take my job away, i didn't know they were going to take clollective bargaining awa. you saw what they did and what they believe in. and you heard this debate in washington with regard
the jobs numbers and this city suffering worst than most. unemployment here is at -- well, in michigan it's at 10.9%, but in detroit it's almost at 16%. over 50% are among the long-term unemployed. why does that matter in this is a state that the president won by 17 points. and now his approval rating in the state is at 34%. those are bismol numbers, ted. he has to get the numbers up if he hopes to win re-election. we will see the president here not just today but a lot in the next year as he campaigns for re-election. >> any hint on what he will talk about today and specifically if there will be any sneak peek into what he will deliver on thursday in terms of his plan? >> in terms of the plan we will hear him talk about the fact that he will press for measures that had bipartisan support in the past. this is a big theme for the white house, the kinds of initiatives he is proposing to increase job employment in this country, and they have had the support of republicans previously so should again. i know that we will have him talk about the importance of having a strong middle class for ec
the tea party will have on all of this. >> in michigan today, it was a call for more. in new hampshire a glaring contrast. though the battle for the white house, even among those who have not officially jumped in the rain, but centered not just on jobs but also catering to the tea party. >> and now we are seeing more and more folks realize the strength of -- the strength of this grassroots movement. >> the tea party has at its center court a belief that government is too big. sound familiar? >> the target was anything status quo. >> it is going to take a different kind of leadership. he is the most effective food stamp president in the history of the country. >> and they have plenty of ammunition with no new jobs created. >> i think we are in much bigger trouble than a lot of people realize. >> perhaps leeling, but still able to rally -- perhaps reeling, but still able to rally, president obama -- >> now is the time for them to worry about your job. >> and just as the president will outline a way to create jobs this week, mitt romney says he will unveil his own plan this week. of cour
. as i were he is heading to detroit michigan where he will start rolling out his plan to put more people to work. he will speak at a rally of thousands of labor union members. on thursday night the president will address the joint session of congress on job creation. on friday he will travel to richmond. there he will promote the program. all of this comes on the heels of the disappointing jobs report for august in which no jobs were created. jobs will be the major focus in the pivotal week ahead for republican candidates and the president. the upcoming gop debate in major presidential address will focus squarely on getting people back to work. republicans are no longer receiving criticism for the commander in chief. and they are definitely taking aim at each other. >> absolutely. this morning we heard a lot of back and forth between rich. mitt romney -- rick perry and mitt romney. >> republicans have not picked a nominee yet. >> point in six americans cannot find a job. that is not a recovery that is an economic disaster. over the next seven days the top republican candid
beaches are open for swimming but if you are planning to take a dip in lake michigan today be careful the national weather service has issued a recurrent morning the warning applies to both the illinois and indiana shores of lake michigan the weather service says the rip currents are likely to last through wednesday morning and the agency also warns small boaters to stay on shore waves today range from 12 to 18 ft. high >>president obama's spending part of his labor day holiday in the motor city. the president left his morning for detroit where he is scheduled to speak at the city's downtown renaissance center later this hour. he will deliver his annual labor day address to an expected crowd of 10,000 people and an event hosted by the metro detroit central labor council. this thursday the president will deliver a major speech on jobs and offer his plans to turn around the nation's unemployment numbers. five republican presidential candidates are headed for columbia south carolina this labor day mitt romney, michele bachman, herman cain, newt gingrich and ron paul will take part in
that debate as well. is the president spoke to a friendly audience in michigan at a union event in detroit. our chief white house correspondent jessica yellen is there. he was pretty warmly received in detroit. >> he really was, wolf. and you know, labor day is traditionally the kickoff to campaign season. the president came to detroit and delivered a campaign style speech. >> as long as i'm in the white house, i'm going to stand up for collective bargaining. >> for a moment, it seemed like old finals temperature -- old times. >> four more years! four more years! >> the president took his sharpened message out for a test drive. >> we have roads and bridges across this country that need rebuilding. labor is onboard, business is onboard. we just need congress to get onboard. >> if they don't act, he all but threatened to campaign against a do-nothing congress. >> the time for washington games is over. the time for action is now. no more manufactured crisis, no more games. it's time for them to stop worries about their jobs. it's time for them to worry about your jobs. >> the people in michig
in michigan called on congress to create new jobs, while republican presidential contenders wooed voters in south carolina. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, we get the highlights from today's events, the unofficial start of the 2012 campaign. plus, newshour political editor david chalian assesses what's at stake in the week ahead. >> woodruff: then, ray suarez examines the state of labor unions on this day honoring americans at work. >> a lot of the challenges that workers and unions are facing come from a sustained attack on workers from business and from public policy. >> in a competitive marketplace there's very little power to raise workers' wages because the companies can't pass it on to the consumers. >> brown: veteran foreign correspondent edward girardet offers personal reflections and stories from his new book on three decades of war reporting in afghanistan. >> woodruff: and we close with powerful remembrances of 9/11, from the parents, teachers, and students at an elementary school just blocks from ground zero. >> the w
day, the president will focus on jobs and creating more of them. he'll head to michigan and roll out a plan to put more people to work. thursday night, he'll address the nation. on friday, he'll trofl to richmond for his program coming on the heals of last week's disappointing jobs report. >> two mainlior republican presidential debates are taking place. including rick perry, michelle bachman and others. >> in california including mitt romney and john huntsman. your time now is 5:08. it's 73 degrees outside. still ahead, how local college campuses are increasing security ♪ ♪ oh, won't you be good to yourself? ♪ ♪ and don't you feel like coming home? ♪ ♪ ♪ it'll be like coming home [ male announcer ] some rooms feel like a fish bowl. but in our roomy suites, you can spread out and live a little. with breakfast, dinner, and drinks included, you'll feel right at home. ♪ la la-la-la-la la la la ♪ >> now 5:11 this morning. >> not the nicest week for outdoor activities. expect the ground to be saturated. off and on showers daily. a wet week. right now, areas of rain are a
will be coming up. >>> in detroit, michigan, president obama wrapped up a speech previewing his ideas for economic growth. he spoke at a labor day rally with union members. it's serving as a dress rehearsal for the address he'll deliver on thursday night. today's appearance follows last friday's dismal jobs report which showed u.s. employers added no new jobs in august. the president is urging congress to work together. >> the time for washington games is over. the time for action is now. no more manufactured crisis, no more games. now, the time for people you sent to washington, now is the time to worry about your jobs. >> we will air the president's speech live here on thursday. it's expected to begin at 4:00 p.m.. >>> a 9/11 video that has never been seen by the public is just surfacing showing the moments right after san francisco flight 93 crashed in a field in thanksfield, pennsylvania. >> airplane crashed over on the road and bomb on board blew it up. i don't know anything more than that. that is what i heard on the scanner. it came up and the explosion shook the house. >> the
and across michigan, all across the midwest, and the country. we will lot more work to do to recover fully from the recession. i am not satisfied just to get. back to where we were before the recession. we have to fully restore the middle class in america. >> joining me to discuss the busy day in politics and what we can expect from the jobs from this week is steve kingston. did we learn more about what the president is likely to say on thursday? >> we learned this campaign season already. do not believe anyone from the white house who says otherwise. that is in terms of the way he is framing the debate about jobs. he is talking about democrats standing up for the middle class and republicans defending the entrenched forces. he was to show he has the stomach and spine for a fight. he said he was not scared of tough times. he mentioned a bunch of measures seek has already talked about before by extending the payroll tax cuts, passing trade deals, spending money on roads and railways and bridges, infrastructure projects that will create construction jobs. there is nothing new there. we did g
live in the upper peninsula of michigan. >> i'm sorry to interrupt you. i don't think we should be receiving testimony from family members. >> i've read this letter. it is a letter in the packet. i believe that letter is in the packet. it is also not necessary. if it is in the packet and i have read it. i suspect the commissioners have read it. if you would like toest isify as yourself. -- to testify as yourself, that is of course an option. >> well, i would. i would like to say that i really hope that this can -- that their project can go through as planned. we have a very close neighborhood. we -- its -- i think that the plans look like they would fit right in with what has been done. we did this in our -- at our house several years ago and it is a great way to keep families together and i hope that it can go through. thank you. >> i have a question. where is your house? >> we're 400 day street on the corner. >> and you added a floor? >> yes. >> and did you a setback? >> it really -- the -- the footprint of the house didn't really change any. >> when you added the top floor. >
to know that we will not let michigan become a right to work for less state. [applause] we will defeat financial martial law by standing together, fighting together, and winning to gather. i am proud to stand with my brothers and sisters from detroit anytime, anyplace. god bless you and happy labor day. [applause] now i am very pleased and honored to introduce the woman who stands with working people every single day, a real warrior for working men and women who has lifted up the department of labor so that it works for working families again and again and again and again and again. please welcome our warrior and friend, the secretary of labor, hilda solis. [applause] >> thank you. all right, how is everybody? is labor in the house? [applause] happy labor day, detroit. [applause] it is great to be back in the motor city and especially with my good friend, r,ich trumpka and all of our union leaders and a former congressional colleagues also here. give them all round of applause, please. [applause] and of course, it is so exciting to be here with you in detroit. the auto industry is roar
obama at a labor day event speaking before a crowd in detroit, michigan. we'll have much more on what vice president biden had to say. perhaps he will talk more about the jobs situation as we heard from president obama earlier. in the meantime, there's a live shot for you. as the vice president speaks we'll bring you anything that he has to say of any substance, a little later. >> heather: hello i'm heather childers welcome to a new hour of america's news headquarters. >> gregg: and i'm gregg jarrett. jobs and more jobs. in what is being described as a preview of the president's speech, that he will be delivering this thursday to congress, the president telling union members today in detroit, the time for washington games is over. congress needs to move quickly to create jobs. on this labor day the president touting his efforts to save the auto industry. >> the president: we said that american auto workers could once again build the best cars in the world. [ cheering and applause ] >> the president: so we stood by the auto industry. and we made some tough choices that were necessary t
with workers in detroit, michigan. he'll discuss efforts to create jobs and strengthen the economy. this visit comes after a dismal jobs report that said employers stopped hiring during the month of august. many economist expected 90,000 new jobs to be added. president obama will outline what the white house is calling a comprehensive job creation plan this thursday during a joint session of congress. >>> the attorney for gary giordano says he's going to file an appeal against an aruban judge's latest ruling. the judge ruled that giordano has to stay in that jail in aruba for another 60 days. giordano was connected to the disappearance of robyn gardner who went missing a month ago while snorkeling off the caribbean coast there. he's not opinion charged with a crime, but investigators believe he purchased an insurance policy for the trip and tried to cash it after gardner went missing. >>> and today, amanda knox returns to court to appeal her murder conviction. knox and her now-ex-boyfriend both accused of killing her roommate in italy in 2007. prosecutors say knox's dna was found on the knife
michigan back in 2008. some really tough jobs numbers in that state as well. you mentioned the national numbers. if you look at michigan, 10.9% unemployment there. in detroit alone, the unemployment rate gets even higher. almost 16%. so those figures certainly aren't helping the president. a lot of people wondering what he's going to say today. white house officials tell me he'll be talking about the importance of the middle class to this recovery, and he will also be challenging democrats and republicans to get behind this big jobs plan that he's going to unveil on thursday. a lot of these union members have been pushing the president to go big on this jobs plan. will he? we'll have to wait until thursday to find out. but we'll be listening to see if we get a glimpse of what he's going to say on thursday today. craig. >> kristen welker at the white house for us this morning. thank you. >> reporter: thanks. >>> texas officials are calling for any and all firefighters around austin to report for duty. wildfires threaten entire neighborhoods there. strong winds pushed the flames across th
%, that's five points above the national average. michigan is a state he won by a huge margin in 2008. today things are not looking as good particularly on the jobs front. at his speech to a labor audience in hard-hit detroit today, president obama is expected to hail the success of the 2009 auto industry bailout, and call on members of both parties to come together to solve the jobs crisis. >> there's a lot of talk in washington these days about creating jobs but it doesn't help when those same folks turn around and risk losing hundreds of thousands of jobs just because of policical gamesmanship. >> reporter: this days after a report shows no new jobs were created in july. rivals like mitt romney, in michigan, one of his home states, continue to hammer the president with. >> we have last month zero job creation. look a shutout is okay in baseball it's not good when you're talking about jobs. >> reporter: congress returns from mid summer recess this week and president obama is calling on lawmakers to extend the transportation bill. the white house claims fai
. the president travels to michigan. that's a state that's struggling with an unemployment rate over the national average. and look at detroit metro area. unemployment there is nearing 16%. kristen welker is live at the white house to give us a preview of what's to come. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, thomas. president obama won michigan back in 2008. he certainly wants to hold on to that state. those figures you mentioned aren't going to help his case. neither are the national numbers we got out on friday. of course, some really dismal jobs numbers which showed no net gain in jobs during the month of august. the unemployment rate remaining at 9. %. it gets even higher if you look at the african-american community where the rate is at 16.7%. republicans came out today. the republican national committee swinging saying on this labor day it is a reminder the president hasn't doesn't enough to stimulate job groelt and he's, in gaged in job-killing measures. the white house has pushed back against that saying we've created 2.4 million jobs. of course, we're going to have some head wi
, michigan, where the unemployment rate is a staggering 14.1%, 5% above the national average. >> we need to put our differences aside and do the right thing for our economy. >> reporter: the trip comes on the heels of the weakest job report in almost a year and just as the election season kicks into full swing. >> we have zero confidence, zero faith in a president -- >> reporter: in new hampshire last night, former massachusetts governor mitt romney tried to convince a tea party crowd can he fix the economy. >> we have last month zero job creation. look, a shutout is okay in baseball, it's not good when you're talking about jobs. >> reporter: romney will unveil his jobs proposal in nevada on tuesday but he's not the only one with a plan. president obama will unveil his on thursday while other gop hopefuls are also working on their ideas. >> the principals that i adopt are permanent fixes rather than temporary gimmicks like we've seen from the president. >> reporter: minnesota congresswoman michele bachmann is proposing reducing the corporate tax rate to 20%. former utah governor jon hunt
walked to his at lake michigan. >> you don't have to come pay for gas to come to the beach close to my house. >> reporter: if history is any indication gas prices typically ease by mid-september when the summer driving season is over. cynthia bowers, cbs news, chicago. >> mitchell: and an alarming moment at the u.s. open today for spain's rafael nadal talking with reporters shortly after his third round victory. nadal was stricten by painful leg cramps. and at one point even slid off his chair to the floor. after treatment he recovered and continued his news conference. later, not funny. comedian sound off after the show goes on without jerry lewis. that story is next. with alzheimer's disease. at's how it s she needs help from me. and her medication. the exelon patch -- it releases medication continuously for twenty-four hours. she uses one exelon patch daily for the treatment of mild to moderate alzheimer's symptoms. [ female announcer ] it cannot change the course of the disease. hospitalization and rarely death have been reported in patients who wore more than one patch at a time.
to work and he will head to detroit michigan this morning where the unemployment rate is a staggering 14.1%. 5% above the national average. >> we need to put our differences aside. and do the right thing for our economy. >> reporter: the trip comes on the heels of the weakest job report in almost a year. and just as the election season kicks into full swing. >> we have zero confidence, zero faith in the president, and in new hampshire last night, former massachusetts governor mitt romney tried to convince a tea party crowd he can fix the economy. >> we had last month zero job creation. look, a shutout is okay in baseball. it is not good when you're talking about jobs. >> romney will unveil the jobs propose until nevada on tuesday but not the only one with a plan. president obama will unveil his on thursday while other g.o.p. hopefuls are working on their ideas. >> the principles that i adopt are permanent fixes, rather than temporary gimmicks like we've seen from the president. >> minnesota congress woman michele bachmann is proposing reducing the corporate tax rate to 20%. former utah g
. but the centers of my story are two small time criminal defense attorneys who work on michigan street. and if you get accused of a crime, those are the people you want to call. >> that's my approach. and they're both former public defenders, right? >> yes, they are. they are both former public defenders here in san francisco. without giving away too much of the story, there may be a return at some point to that particular office where they would, of course, be working for you. >> anytime. [laughing] there seems to be such a huge disconnect, you know, between what you see on tv and even what you read about. most of the tv shows like "law & order" you have a judge who's eminently fair, a prosecutor who is completely ethical, a defense attorney who doesn't show up half the time. these images really result -- i know this as a public defender, because the portrayals of public defenders are usually negative. why? i ask this to the entire panel. why is there such a disconnect between the reality of what really happens in our court and the way that many americans are force fed, really, this mythology? to
. ♪ >>> we can't make this stuff up. a 7-year-old michigan boy is celebrating this labor day weekend with some pretty big bragging rights. get this. at his very first baseball game last night, he saw the detroit tigers beat the white sox. the kid also caught the ball when cabrera capped the game with a walk-off home run. >> i saw where it was going. and i ran down there. it hit the guy's hand. and then you got there, and then i had to crawl underneath the seats and get it. >> abram also snagged the certificate from the tigers for his amazing catch. aggressive little kid. >> yeah. >> that's how they grow them in detroit. >> is it? >> i'm going to rip this from somebody. >>> aggressive football in the preseason. >> now the real thing comes around. >> b. mitch is lathered up. >> i'm dying to hear about the quarterback situation. >> he's dying to go. who's about to have a breakdown campaign? i'm asking b. mitch all of those questions. in just a couple of seconds on sports plus. we'll also discuss the big bad blue guys from the north. the giants have been kicking the redskins tail the las
to work. this morning, he'll head to detroit, michigan, where the unemployment rate is a staggering 14.1%. 5% above the national average. >> we need to put our differences aside and do the right thing for our economy. >> the trip comes on the heels of the weakest job report in almost a year. and just as the election season kicks into full swing. >> we have zero confidence, zero faith in the president. >> in new hampshire last night, former massachusetts governor mitt romney tried to convince a tea party crowd he can fix the economy. >> we have last month zero job creation. a shutout is ok in baseball. it is not good when you're talking about jobs. >> romney will unveil his jobs proposal in nevada on tuesday. he's not the only one with a plan. president obama will unveil his on thursday while other g.o.p. hopefuls are also working on their ideas. >> the principles that i adopt are permanent fixes rather than temporary gimmicks like we've seen from the president. >> minnesota congresswoman michele bachmann is proposing reducing the corporate tax rate to 20%. former utah governor jon hunt
damaging and dangerous. as for michigan itself, the unemployment rate there is 10.9%. that is well above the national average. president obama won that state handily back in 2008, and it is a must-win state for 2012. kate. >> a big jobs speech coming up on thursday. have we got a preview yet of what will be in that? >> reporter: white house officials here say that the president was putting the finishing touches on that speech over the weekend. they say he wants it to be big and bold and aggressive. at the same time he has to be realistic because he has to get it through a republican-led house. however, we'll have to wait until thursday to see how bold he goes. if he gets a lot of push-back from congress, kate, we could see this speech become one of the principle parts of his platform in 2012. kate. >> kristen welker at the white house tonight. thank you. >>> while the president was talking jobs with supporters, the republicans who want to replace him took part in a candidate forum in south carolina. kelly o'donnell joins me now from columbia. good evening, kelly. >> reporter: good evenin
to detroit, michigan, where the unemployment rate is 14-point 1%. 5% above the national average. >> we need to put our differences aside and do the right thing. >> the trip comes on the heels of the weakest job report in a year, as the election season kicks in to full swing. >> we have zero confidence and five-day forecast in the president. >> reporter: former massachusetts governor tried to convince a tea party crowd he can fix the economy. >> romney will unveil his jobs proposal in nevada tuesday, but he is not the only one with the plan, president obama will unveil his on thursday, while other gop hopefuls are working on their ideas. >> the principles i adopt are permanent fixes rather than temporary gimmicks. >> reporter: minnesota congresswoman michelle bachmann proposing reducing the corporate tax rate to 20%. form you are utah governor is calling for sweeping tax reform. >> clearing out deductions, corporate welfare, subsidys. >>> obama administration e mates unemployment will average 9% next year. rate was 7-point 8% when the president took office. the opened memorial to dr. martin
and vice president biden hitting the campaign trail on this labor day. the president will be in michigan, speak to a detroit labor council while the vice president heads to cincinnati, ohio, for an afl-cio event. >>> the top republican candidates for president will be in south carolina today for senator jim demint's tea party presidential forum. you can see that live beginning at 3:00 p.m. eastern here on cnn. >>> and will eddie murphy host the 2012 oscars? reports say the actor and comedian has emerged as the leading candidate to host the february oscar telecast. a final decision could be made this week. >>> and that's the news you need to start your day. "american morning's" back right after this break. . >>> general motors is betting the new chevy sonic will be big in the small car market. it's the first subcompact to be built in the u.s. in decades and the first 2012 sonic is coming off the assembly line at a gm plant that was shut down. it's now full of life and workers again. cnn's casey wian has the story from orion, michigan. >> reporter: brad was working at a gm plant in wiscons
in michigan today. he's appearing at an event hosted by the metro detroit central labor council. detroit hit hard by the labor crisis. and the president's remarks come three days before he outlines his plan for turning this jobs market around. >>> fighting, you see there, breaks out between egyptian police and families of people killed in the uprising against the former president, hosni mubarak. the families tried to push themselves into the building where mubarak's trial resumed. mubarak was again wheeled into court on a stretcher. he was charged with ordering the killing of protesters during the revolution in february. >>> libyan rebels pushed to the outskirts of moammar gadhafi's last strong hold. they have targeted the cities of bani walid and serte. talks broke down after an aggressive speech by one of gadhafi's brothers. >> reporter: i was told several months ago that the family was united. right now it's not, so it clearly indicates there are divisions there. gadhafi, just a little bit of his situation, says he has to move often, doesn't have time to watch television, he is save at th
in detroit, right here in the mid west. >> reporter: but in michigan, what the president needs for re-election, unemployment is at 10.9%. the nation stuck at 9.1. on thursday night, mr. obama will call for a new jobs stimulus, spending on roads and bridges. >> we've got more than 1 million unemployed construction workers ready to get dirty right now. there is work to be done, and there are workers ready to do it. laborers on board, business on board, we just need congress to get on board. >> reporter: but some in the president's own party fear he'll compromise too fast, and ask too little. >> it has to be a huge effort, $1 trillion or more. and i think the president has to fight for it. you cannot start out by anticipating what you want won't get. >> his republican wry value said the problem is the president. >> having never worked in the private sector, having never had a real job, it isn't surprising he doesn't know how to create a real job. >> you don't have to have a phd in economics from harvard to really understand how to get america back working again. >> reporter: three days u
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